Could some one give me a link or tutorial for setting up my network?

Posted on 2004-11-16
Last Modified: 2010-03-18

I am planning my own network in my home:

my client is my laptop running Windows XP Pro.
My server is Windows 2003 server(enterprise).
router is Linksys Wireless-B Broadnad Router: Model BEFW11S4.
My internet access is Cable through cable modem.

My goal is to host my own web site in my home.
I plan to use service from for forwarding service.
My server will be web server and can be accessed from outside(whole world)
and my laptop is connected to my server and is not accessable to outside world.

I have no experience in networking and want to get practical(hands-on) guide
to build my home network.

My target is to finish this project before the end of year 2004.

Please give me your guide or any tutorial from other urls. Thanks in advance.

Question by:southmountain
    LVL 95

    Assisted Solution

    by:Lee W, MVP
    Using a Windows OS is like asking to be hacked.  But you can minimize this chance by deciding what you want to serve (just web pages?) and put the server behind the linksys router, forwarding only the webserver ports to the server.

    Other than that, Basically plug everything into the linksys and make sure you keep the server up-to-date with patches and service packs.
    LVL 3

    Assisted Solution

    LVL 7

    Accepted Solution


    Featured Post

    Looking for New Ways to Advertise?

    Engage with tech pros in our community with native advertising, as a Vendor Expert, and more.

    Join & Write a Comment

    Have you ever set up your wireless router at home or in the office to find that you little pop-up bubble in the bottom right-hand corner of Windows read "IP Conflict - One of more computers on the network have been assigned the following IP address"…
    Many of us in IT utilize a combination of roaming profiles and folder redirection to ensure user information carries over from one workstation to another; in my environment, it was to enable virtualization without needing a separate desktop for each…
    how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
    In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor ( If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

    733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

    Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

    Join & Ask a Question

    Need Help in Real-Time?

    Connect with top rated Experts

    19 Experts available now in Live!

    Get 1:1 Help Now